Andrew Busch

  • Financial Industry Expert
  • First Chief Market Intelligence Officer, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
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Andy Busch is a market, political and regulatory strategist with extensive experience advising the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission as their first ever Chief Market Intelligence Officer. His popular keynotes have entertained and informed audiences from 10 to 1,000 people to better understand how the world works and how it impacts their business. Andy has been featured as World Money Show speaker, a panelist with Dr. Martin Feldstein, and an interviewer with Steve Forbes. He has spoken around the world from Vladivostok, Russia to Jiuzhaigou, China to New York City, USA. In addition to his keynotes, Andy has spoken at dozens of private client meetings at the C-Suite and CFO/CMO levels.

 

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The group you spoke to were some of our top clients, thus impressing them with a thought provoking and interesting speaker was key to the success of the event. Needless to say, you completely blew them away with your knowledge of world events and most importantly, your ability to bring it down to their level.”

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  • CIPCO
  • 46th ACI World Congress
  • Marcus Evans
  • Stanford Washington Research Group
  • BCD Meetings and Incentives
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From Chaos to Confidence!

Here are three reasons why Andy is a trusted expert for the US government, corporate executives and speaker bureaus: He makes it all about the audience by researching, interviewing and discovering the unique aspects of your conference, firm and industry. 2. He delivers a customized keynote experien ...

Here are three reasons why Andy is a trusted expert for the US government, corporate executives and speaker bureaus:

  1. He makes it all about the audience by researching, interviewing and discovering the unique aspects of your conference, firm and industry.
    2. He delivers a customized keynote experience, giving context to why the world is changing and how it'll impact your space.
    3. He brings energy to lift any audience at any time of day, no standing behind a podium, no notes, and no downtime in his keynotes!

Andy helps clients break down the chaos and complexity of the world to comprehend its impact on their business. He does this by delivering keynotes and original research that move participants from the current chaos to confidence in the future. Andy has over 35 years of experience in the financial markets and communicating how they work to top firms in financial services, energy, agriculture, technology and the US government.

"My purpose is to simplify complexity and chaos to inspire confidence in the future.  Times are challenging today, I break it down and give you hope for tomorrow.”

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Good News:  hope for 2019!

In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the former CMIO for the US government, Andy sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. By using a combination of humor, anecdotes and stories, he helps audienc ...

In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. As the former CMIO for the US government, Andy sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. By using a combination of humor, anecdotes and stories, he helps audiences understand the political economy and what changes will mean for businesses, jobs and lifestyles. As a journalist, an author and researcher, Andy does a deep dive on research to bring you an objective view into this world.

Format: 45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management struggling with economic uncertainty
  • Business leaders looking for future growth and economic opportunities
  • Managers trying to connect their work to bigger picture of the global economy, economy and technology. 

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Outlook for US economy, world economy (Brexit!) and Federal Reserve Policy
  • Outlook for US domestic policy like trade and tax
  • Outlook for disruptive technology like blockchain, AI and crypto currencies

 

Market Volatility:  impact on business, economy and policy

Drawing from his experience as the US government's first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO), Andrew Busch deciphers the current U.S., global and political economic landscape, explaining the key challenges facing the world today. For audiences, he answers the critical questions: why are the mar ...

Drawing from his experience as the US government's first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO), Andrew Busch deciphers the current U.S., global and political economic landscape, explaining the key challenges facing the world today. For audiences, he answers the critical questions: why are the markets volatile and how will this impact us? As CMIO, he created objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. As an authority on the markets, he provides policy insights for what works, what doesn't and what to expect in the future. 

Format: 45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management struggling with economic uncertainty
  • Business leaders looking for future growth and economic opportunities
  • Managers trying to connect their work to bigger picture of the global economy, economy and technology.
  • Audiences trying to understand market chaos, political uncertainty and the impact on their jobs

 The audience will leave with:

  • Leaders will understand how the Federal Reserve and US Treasury combining to create volatility with the cost of money
  • Management will learn how US trade, tariffs and sanctions impact their business
  • Audiences will see how technology can eclipse all other factors at key moments

Power Public Persuasion:  how to connect, convince and make audiences remember

This is a seminar on public persuasion I formulated to help the senior leadership at the CFTC, a US government agency.  It was presented to every major division in the agency, as well as the SEC and the US Treasury.  I did this to enhance the skills sets of senior management and staff to communicate ...

This is a seminar on public persuasion I formulated to help the senior leadership at the CFTC, a US government agency.  It was presented to every major division in the agency, as well as the SEC and the US Treasury.  I did this to enhance the skills sets of senior management and staff to communicate both internally and externally.  Lawyers, economists, analysts and staff all attended.   

Format: 45-minute keynote with 1-hour breakout
 

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Leadership presenting and communicating to internal and external audiences/clients/Congressional committees
  • Lawyers appearing before judges and juries
  • Staff struggling to create memorable presentations for clients 

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Concrete steps to improve appearance and content before any audience including shareholders, conferences, media, judges, juries and staff
  • A method to create trust in a trustless environment to create memorable content
  • A full range of communication techniques to enhance knowledge distribution and achieve client connection

 

Market Volatility:  impact on farm business, economy and policy

Drawing from his experience as the US government's first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO), Andrew Busch deciphers the current U.S., global and political economic landscape, explaining the key challenges facing the agriculture world today.   For audiences, he answers the critical questions:  ...

Drawing from his experience as the US government's first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO), Andrew Busch deciphers the current U.S., global and political economic landscape, explaining the key challenges facing the agriculture world today.   For audiences, he answers the critical questions:  why are the Ag markets volatile, how will this impact farmers and when will it end?  As CMIO, he created objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve.  As an authority on the markets, he provides policy insights for what works, what doesn't and what to expect in the future.  

Format: 45-60 minute keynote with Q&A

This program is perfect for:

  • Senior Ag management struggling with economic uncertainty
  • Business Ag leaders looking for future growth and economic opportunities
  • Ag Managers trying to connect their work to bigger picture of the global economy, economy and technology
  • Audiences trying to understand market chaos, political uncertainty and the impact on the agriculture sector

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Leaders will understand how the Federal Reserve and US Treasury combine to create volatility with the cost of money
  • Management will learn how US trade, tariffs and sanctions impact their business
  • Audiences will see how technology can eclipse all other factors at key moments

 

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Biography

Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets.  Andy provided briefings to White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including:  extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and the impact of Fintech & virtual currencies on market dynamics. 

Mr. Busch created and directed a new research group, Market Intelligence Branch (MIB), for the agency. As CMIO, his job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve.  Energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI) were some of the areas of research covered by the team.

In his role as CMIO, he was CFTC Chairman’s liaison to the private sector and met with a wide range of market participants including proprietary trading groups, futures and swaps exchanges and Fintech startups/investors.

Mr. Busch led the formation and execution of new channels to attain market research and knowledge as well as distribute this information directly to educate the public and agency.  Andy created the first podcast for the agency, “CFTC Talks”, to gain access to a wide range of market participants, top researchers and members from the US and UK governments.  Guests included:  Nobel economics prize winner Robert Shiller, Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan and UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Nick Cook.  The program was the most successful in the history of the U.S. government with over 75k downloads in over 90 countries.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI).  Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago.